What's open and closed during COVID-19

The next phase of the state's COVID-19 response, Stay Safe MN, began Monday, May 18.

The current stay-at-home order will expire and be replaced with an order encouraging Minnesotans to stay close to home but allow gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less. Social distancing with masks, hand washing and other safety measures should be followed to protect one another.

All City facilities including Bloomington Civic Plaza are closed to the public until further notice. Staff continue to provide some City services by appointment.

This information changes often. Please call to confirm the information on this page before you visit. 

What's open

Many City services are available online. Garbage and recycling service continues without interruption.

What's closed/rescheduled 

Events

All classes and events are canceled until further notice.

Artistry/Bloomington Center for the Arts

  • All events are canceled until further notice

Book'Em Used Book Sale

Citywide garage sale

  • Cancelled

CNU Legacy Project

  • Postponed until further notice

Creekside Annual Plant Exchange

  • Cancelled

Creekside Community Center

  • Closed until further notice

Kites and Bites

  • Cancelled

National Night Out

Parks and Recreation

  • All events are canceled until further notice

Public Works Open House

  • Canceled

Locations

Bloomington Civic Plaza

Bloomington Center for the Arts

  • Closed until further notice

Bloomington Family Aquatic Center

  • Closed for 2020

Bloomington Ice Garden (BIG)

  • Closed until further notice

Bloomington Police Department lobby/entrance

  • Closed until further notice

Bush Lake Beach

  • Closed for 2020

Creekside Community Center                                                                                   

  • Closed until further notice

Golf courses

Old Town Hall

  • Closed until further notice

Pond House

  • Closed until further notice

Public Works Building

  • Closed until further notice 

Meetings

  • City Council regular and study meetings and Planning Commission meetings are being held electronically.
    • Public meetings of advisory boards and commissions are canceled until further notice, unless time sensitive action must be taken. Some board and commission meetings are being held electronically. Login instructions will be posted to the calendar listing.
    The next City Council meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Programming

Cancelled

  • Adaptive Softball
  • Camp Kota
  • Dakota Language Camp
  • Mini View
  • River Rendezvous
  • Safety Boot Camp
  • Summer Adventure Playgrounds
  • The View

Closed for the season

Delayed until further notice

  • Arts in the Parks: Delayed until at least July 1 
  • Summer Fete:  July event canceled; event may rescheduled to September

Remaining open

Bloomington’s outdoor spaces remain open, offering opportunities for residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times. This includes community gardens and canoe racks.

To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails, and park amenities responsibly.

To provide the public with access to more resources for online activities, the City now has an online resource. The Recreation Experience Center (REC) is a resource for fun, engaging, inclusive, and accessible recreation activities.

Services

Bloomington Community Access Television (BCAT)

  • Closed until further notice

Bloomington Fire Department

  • The Fire Department is suspending the following non-emergency services until further notice:
    • Fire prevention presentations
    • Fire station tours
    • Fire truck visits
    • Home safety Inspections
  • Smoke and CO alarm installation assistance will be on a case-by-case basis.

Bloomington Public Schools

  • Closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Distance learning began for all early childhood to grade 12 students on March 30.

Passports

  • Unavailable until further notice

Public Health immunization clinics

  • By appointment only; Call 952-563-8900

Public Health's "The Nurse Is In" sessions for seniors

  • Cancelled until further notice